New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Alban


(Latin: albus, white) One of Britain’s first martyrs (c.304), suffered at Verulamium (since called Saint Alban’s). According to legend, he was converted from paganism by a cleric, Amphibalus, whom he sheltered in his house. Alban, disguised in the cleric’s cloak, gave himself up to the authorities, was scourged, and beheaded. Feast, 22 June.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Alban”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 July 2012. Web. 16 February 2019. <>